Bigdrewfl From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 127 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
Best of luck to you guys! Below is the official release from B6.
As you may know, Independence Air will cease operations on Thursday, January 5, 2006. While this is a competitive industry, we certainly extend our deepest sympathy to the employees affected by the carrier’s shut down. Please know that JetBlue’s recruitment teams will do their best to reach out to the people of Independence Air over the next several weeks and months.
One way we can assist some Independence Air employees immediately is by honoring jumpseat requests from Independence Air’s pilots and flight attendants until February 5, 2006.
All individuals granted jumpseat permission will occupy cabin seats since they may no longer have the required company-issued IDs to display while sitting in an actual jumpseat. In lieu of an ID, individuals requesting jumpseat permission must show a FLYi pay stub from 2005 at the ticket counter along with their FAA Airmen (pilots) or Flight Attendant Certificate.
Our hearts go out to the individuals and families affected by this shutdown and ask that you extend them every courtesy.
Ppostro From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
Kudos Jet Blue! It shows us all that corporations still do care about people in need, Kudos to Jet Blue and their management. No wonder they are so highly respected and my favorite US airline. Please come to YVR soon!!!! You'd do well on the YVR-JFK route!!!
Sheraboam From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 17 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2590 times:
Jet blue is a class act, always has been. As a DH F/A I enjoyed their presence on our aircraft , they were alway's welcome, always trying to kick in and help, and most brought us candy. Nothing better than a 6am sugar rush leaving JFK
From the bottom of my heart, and I speak for most of us THANK YOU.
Mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 22724 posts, RR: 88 Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2523 times:
Quoting Sheraboam (Reply 9): YES kudo's to them, they extend that policy for 3 day's after shutdown to pilots only
Then am I mis-reading the letter from - among others - Continental, in which they extend the privildges to all authorized personall until February 1?
Date:January 4, 2006
File #:I - 06 –003
Subject:JumpseatPrivileges forIndependenceAir andAtlanticCoast
The purpose of this bulletinis to notify you that Flight Operations is extending jumpseat privileges forjumpseat authorized personnel from Independence Air and Atlantic Coast Airthrough February 1, 2006.
Jumpseatauthorized personnel from these two airlines should be processed usingContinental jumpseat procedures as specified on the Flight Operationswebsite.
Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 10691 posts, RR: 100 Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1): How thoughtful Smile, but I expect nothing less of JetBlue.
First, a big thumbs up to all of the airlines helping out the FLYI employees.
Quoting Bigdrewfl (Thread starter): Please know that JetBlue’s recruitment teams will do their best to reach out to the people of Independence Air over the next several weeks and months.
It looks like B6 is trying to do a bit of recruiting! From the FLYI feedback I've read on a.net, it seems like their people should be scooped up. Good luck to everyone. They could do worse than secure another position at IAD. (May it be B6, UA, or whomever.)
Mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 22724 posts, RR: 88 Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
Quoting Sheraboam (Reply 12): Mariner, all personel from CO meaning Pilots ONLY under the ALPA agreement, and yes, that is great for them, and others have extended but the ONLY one whom recognizes that both pilots and F/As fly and commute and now need jobs is Jet blue.
Continental are saying that they are extending the priviledge for all "jump seat authorized personnal". They should extend it to "non-authorized" personnel?
And why would anyone need more than a few days - are they planning on going on vacation before going home?
I really dislike seeing the fantastic priviledge that is the jump seat being used in some bargaining game to beat United or praise JetBlue.
If nothing else, if the rumors are true that jetBlue has bid on the IAD gates and may get them, then JetBlue will be ramping up at IAD and need staff - FlyI staff, perhaps, so why not make nice with them?
Their action may be somewhat less altruistic than appears on the surface.
B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 813 posts, RR: 12 Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
i've read in other threads that the other airlines are offering help to those who commute that worked for Indy. thats awsome...but...it seems that quite a bit of those airlines are only offering the j/s option to the pilots. WN, F9, and us (B6) are offering both pilots AND flight attendants j/s.
in any case, we welcome you folks w/ open arms on our flights. keep your spirits up!